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SOLD on or around September 21, 2021

38,000 miles

Asking Price: $26,775
1998 BMW M Roadster in Cosmos Black Metallic over Black Nappa
  • Exterior Color Cosmos Black Metallic
  • Interior Color Black Nappa
  • Soft Top Color Black
  • Engine S52

Seller Description

This 1998 BMW M Roadster is finished in Cosmos Black Metallic over black Nappa leather and is powered by a 3.2-liter S52 inline-six paired with a five-speed manual transmission. Equipment includes a power-operated black soft top, polished 17″ RoadStar wheels, heated sport seats, cruise control, automatic climate control, and a Harman Kardon audio system. The car has spent time in Georgia and California before being recently acquired by the selling dealer. This M Roadster now has 38k miles and is offered at no reserve in Oregon with manufacturer’s literature, two keys, a sun shade, floor mats, indoor car cover, a Carfax report, and a clean California title.

The M Roadster features wider fenders than the contemporary Z3 along with revised bumpers and quad exhaust exits. This example is finished in Cosmos Black Metallic (303) and features a power-operated black soft top and heated and power-adjustable mirrors. The Carfax report indicates “minor damage” to the front of the vehicle in August 2010 and the selling dealer notes evidence of paintwork on the hood and front bumper.

Polished 17″ Style 40 Roadstar wheels are wrapped in Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires that show 2017 date codes and measure size 225/45 up front and 245/40 out back.

The cockpit features heated sport seats upholstered in black Nappa leather with a matching dashboard, door panels, and center console. Amenities include automatic climate control, cruise control, and a Harman Kardon sound system. Wear on the driver’s seat upholstery is viewable in the gallery.

A leather-wrapped M Sport steering wheel fronts chrome-ringed instrumentation including a 160-mph speedometer, an 8k-rpm tachometer, and a digital odometer showing just over 38k miles.  A VDO analog clock and auxiliary gauges monitoring voltage and ambient temperature are mounted in the center stack.

The 3.2-liter S52 inline-six  was rated at 240 horsepower and 236 lb-ft of torque. An oil change was performed in August 2021.

Power is sent to the rear wheels through a five-speed manual transmission. Additional photos of the underside are available in the gallery.

The Carfax report lists the aforementioned damage in August 2010 and displays history in Georgia and California.


Hillsboro, OR

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Posted: 9/21/2021 3:20:11 PM by Jon Martin

Sold to a high bid of $25,500 or $26,775 with buyer fee

Posted: 9/14/2021 11:06:09 PM by Jon Martin

We've seen this roadster a few times over the years most recently about 18 months ago. The mileage hasn't changed much. Carfax does show a minor accident back in August 2010. Bidding up to $12,000.00 so far.

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